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  • ICAA Record ID
    735261
    TITLE
    La pintura de Antonio Ruiz / Por José BERGAMÍN
    IN
    Boletín del Seminario de Cultura Mexicana (México, D. F., México). -- No. 1 (Jul. 1943)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 24-32 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Bergamín, José. "La pintura de Antonio Ruiz." Boletín del Seminario de Cultura Mexicana (Mexico City) 1, no.1 (July 1943): 24-32.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

José Bergamín believes that the work of Mexican painter Antonio Ruiz possesses a spiritual complexity that communicates the joy the painter feels in the act of creation. Bergamín speaks of the perfection of the artwork, and presents it as romantic and child-like. The author describes the work as “pueril” [child-like] with regard to the painter’s creativity; and “romántica” [romantic] because in some ways Ruiz’s work contains elements of pictorial naturalism. Because of this, the painter draws from the landscapes of Mexican painting during the 19th century. Bergamín believes that Ruiz expresses his creativity in a poetic manner.

Annotations

José Bergamín (Madrid 1895-San Sebastián 1983) examines the œuvre of Antonio Ruiz from a foreigner’s viewpoint and presents it as part of a more intimate and poetic trend that was evolving at the same time as the Mexican muralist movement. This article is important given that muralist painting was exactly the trend that was being exhibited and made known abroad. In juxtaposition to it, Bergamín also highlights another type of painting that represented non-politicized, everyday themes, and whose small format contrasted with the great murals. 

See the catalog Antonio Ruiz. El Corcito. 1887-1964, (Mexico City: DIMART, 1987).

Researcher
Eloísa Hernández : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional